ELLISON BAY, Wis. (WRFV)-- Tucked into a forest of trees on top of a 100 foot cliff overlooking Lake Michigan is one of Wisconsin's most expensive and unique homes.
The 35,000 sq. ft. mansion called "Sur la Baie," will take you back to another time. It's a French country home with a colonial interior with a traditional layout of a mansion from the past.
The home includes a grand entry way, a formal dining room that can host up to 40, a 5,000 sq. ft master suite, and a two-story library designed to mirror the one at the Vanderbilt mansion.
Other amenities include a 14-seat classic style movie theatre, complete with concession stands, a ticket counter, and a film library. There's also an indoor-pool complete with a spa and sauna.
"The house is designed for a special buyer who really wants to own the most terrific house in door county and potential one of the most terrific houses in the Midwest," said Michael Fine, CEO of Hilco Real Estate Auctions.
The home was built in 1996 by Judith blazer, a manufacturing heiress from Appleton. It hasn't been lived in since she sold it to a couple in 2005 for $18.5 million.
"We assume that the last sale of the home is one of the most expensive sales ever in Wisconsin," said Fine.
The home is now up for auction, after the owners had it on the market for 3 years and couldn't sell it. They are taking appointments with potential buyers, and will auction it off on November 14.
"The buyer can get any price they want and this house is going to become a great bargain for the next owner," said Fine.
In order to bid for the property you must have $100,000 in certified funds. You can also bid on other properties with the Sur la Baie, including a beach home and 3-bedroom guest home.